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kerry this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. it will be the largest famine the world to see for many decades. with millions of victims a dire warning from the u.n. as the situation worsens in yemen due to the blockade by the saudi led coalition also. for pomp and pageantry for the u.s. president as he seeks to push beijing to do more to rein in north korea. embattled british prime minister theresa may loses her second cabinet member and in a week as pretty tell quits over secret meetings in israel plus. the power of words challengers from thirty countries competing for the right to be crowned the world's best scrabble player.
the un to monetary in chief is warning of the worst famine the world has seen in decades unless the saudi led coalition allowed aid into yemen fuel and food prices have skyrocketed since saturday when the blockade was tightened the situation is being described as catastrophic it is a stark warning from the u.n. official but as our diplomatic editor james pace supports the u.n. security council has struck a different tone after three days of quiet diplomacy with saudi arabia the u.n. is now changing course laying out the scenario if the blockade of yemen isn't lifted. there will be a famine in yemen. he will not be lying in the famine that. we saw in south sudan earlier in the year where tens of thousands of people are affected he will not be like
a family in which cost two hundred fifty thousand people their lives in somalia in twenty eleven. it will be the largest famine the world to see if i'm a need to educate with millions of victims. the response from the security council seemed very guarded the current president the italian ambassador read out a statement strongly condemning the missile fired by the. but barely mentioning the country responsible for the blockade. you have strongly condemned the missile by the who think he's given mr local tax dire warning isn't it now time to strongly condemn the country that is blockading yemen not allowing the humanitarian aid in saudi arabia. the focus by u.s.g. law. was absolutely on the humanitarian aspects of the conflict we also know that any and all military escalation army terry attack is heading back on the
humanitarian situation so of course this is why we have decided to issue deeds presidents. the u.n. says yemen is the worst humanitarian disaster in the world after years of conflict and an epidemic of cholera people in who data the port where aid food and medicine should be flowing into the country of a sense of despair i must go down people have no jobs no life and the world is almost at a standstill almost finished insult to injury they closed down the port a sad case that the price of a bag of flour was seven thousand reales it's now eight and a half those in reelz beans are near the price of a chicken welcome we do they god help us mr local comments from this podium brought some of that reality from yemen to the security council but for now they've responded with very carefully chosen words rather than any concrete action james
pays out his era at the united nations the end to military in chief wants the saudi like coalition to agree to five measures is urging the reopening of airspace for humanitarian flights entering this surance the access won't be disrupted again an agreement to allow a world food program shipped to me positioned off the many coast the reopening of all seaports to allow food fuel and medical supplies to enter the country and a scaling back of interference of vessels that have passed the un inspection process the statement says these measures are in addition to others call for last month which have yet to be fulfilled or same berkeley is a yemen researcher at human rights watch she says the u.n. must pull out all the stops to put pressure on saudi arabia to act. well from our end listen the u.n. security council met today to talk about the humanitarian situation in yemen and what we said which which i feel very strongly about is that the u.n. security council already has
a mechanism for sanctioning people in yemen who are committing gross violations and one of those violations is the obstruction of humanitarian assistance so what we're saying is ok u.n. security council you already have means and ways to make it very clear to the parties to the conflict be at the saudi led coalition or the forces that if they obstruct and there will be clear and concrete consequences and far past time they did so because you have people in the government of the u.s. or the u.k. or france sort of issuing road recitations of concern but not actually following up on that so it's not enough for the u.k. or the u.s. to say we're worried about famine in yemen at this point it's up to the members of the u.n. security council and particularly those allied with saudi arabia to be using all the leverage at their disposal to be pushing these people to actually make changes to the ways in which they're fighting this war and certainly for them to stop it puting even access again as we saw sort of very dramatically in terms of the saudis announcement on monday that they were going to try and close all entry points to
yemen as president donald trump is in beijing for key talks on trade and security with the chinese counterpart asian paying trumps the second day in the capital kicked off with an elaborate welcome ceremony at the great hall of the people both korea set to dominate the agenda of the talks which are just now underway trump wants china to apply more pressure on pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program nine billion dollars in deals were signed between u.s. and chinese companies on wednesday in the past trump is accused china of unfair trade practices and promised to narrow the trade deficit being wrong is vice president and senior research fellow at the china institute of international studies he joins us live from beijing away appreciate it's obviously traditionally it's the u.s. president that is the most powerful person in the world the later the free world but going into this so really as the upper hand.
i think this visit the visit by the u.s. president trump is historical and the significant from china's perspective i think this is the first ever visit by u.s. president after just concluded the nineteenth party's congress which set forth brew printer for the next five years of china's reform and opening up and also including china's. idea of a new type of international relations which including a stable in the u.s. china u.s. relations so i think it's a big of it from china for china and the certain that in the for us this is the diverse the ever visited by a pro the chancellor to china after he took over the us president and of an interest in that it also can coincide the first anniversary of his. inauguration. winning of the election of the us which i think that was december servants last year and since then actually over time his rhetoric about china has
changed significantly from when he was campaigning in the beginnings of his his time in office his rhetoric has changed significantly so what does that signal to you about what might be happening over the next few days. yeah that's a very positive development i think at the met of the campaigns of the u.s. presidential. candidates always being take the course alive because you started with a campaign and then they would come to power become more realistic and pragmatic i think if you look at the past away year particularly when there are the trump took over in the past. ten pounds or you see a very positive and constructive trajectory of the recommendation the two president has met twice is the certain time in the official visit and that has being make
making telephone conversations and also the framework that is being helped to stabilize the relationship which is we work together for cooperation and the manager in the constructive way for differences so i sort of. we have all the reasons to be confident and optimistic that the relationship is important if it were remain a positive and constructive track so when you say cooperation they seem to have different approaches when it comes to dealing with north korea. has publicly pushed to try to get china to do more to rein in north korea doesn't seem that china is really on that path do you think that there's any chance over the next few days that that will change. oh yeah of course by the same corporation does nothing necessarily mean there are no differences and after all i have to say that there are differences and and between the two countries and
the question of north korea the north korea nuclear programs i think the two sides share a consensus. on the peninsula and this issues has to be solved with diplomatic means even though the u.s. has made it clear that all options are on the table i think of the. japan and south korea shows that even from the u.s. side that person in charge is thinking of. do something along the line of having a talks he said. so yesterday so i believe that to deal with the next few days i do in the video definitely the president is going to have a conversation and a communication about what's going to do and in the hope that there will be more. agreement and how to manage this regional issues that otherwise.
bring bigger trouble and tension to the region and to the to the relationship in wrong joining us from beijing thank you very much the u.k.'s embattled government has suffered get another blow the resignation of a second cabinet minister within a week international development secretary pretty patel stepped down after it was revealed she failed to disclose meetings with israeli officials while on holiday but also her actions have fallen below the high standards expected of her position if barker has city tales from london. priti patel arrived at the back door of downing street her government career hanging by a thread the international development secretary was hold back from an official trip to africa to face her boss prime minister to resign may moments later patel resigned. she was forced to apologize on monday after holding twelve secret meetings with this radio officials including prime minister benyamin netanyahu or while she was meant to be on a family holiday to israel in august it also emerged she discussed giving some of
britain's aid budget to the israeli army to help wounded syrians being treated in the israeli occupied golan heights on wednesday of surface patel had visited an israeli field hospital in the area despite protocol against british officials traveling there the u.k. doesn't officially recognize israel's presence in the territory land seized from syria in the one nine hundred sixty seven war further revelations followed including details of more undisclosed meetings between patel and two israeli officials in september the al-jazeera investigation the lobby recently revealed close links between israeli embassy officials and conservative members of parliament a report in the jewish chronicle claimed the british government knew about patel's meetings and that she was instructed not to declare them to avoid embarrassing the foreign office downing street says the claims are false the departure of p.t. patel now leaves to resume a with one less ally in government patel head back to reason may in her bid to
become prime minister she's also a firm euro skeptic breaks it without her to reason may could struggle to deliver on her key bragg's it promises without any strong central control people are just making policy on the head and department and it seems very clear that cabinet responsibility has it to some extent broken down and unless steps are taken to restore it. seizing government but not in power at london's madame tussauds a serene looking waxwork of the prime minister's receiving final touches the real mrs may's battling multiple crises several of her cabinet ministers have been embroiled in sexual harassment scandals and the foreign minister boris johnson is under fire for misleading comments that could extend the jail term of a british citizen imprisoned in iran but tells downfall divert some attention away from johnson but many are wondering how long to reason may keep
a brave face need back out jazeera london. when you were head of the news our head clearing and general strike is underway across catalonia with protesters demanding the release of the pro and dependents leaders plus. the nation of qatar looks to be a role model that can be counted on to follow its national law and to protect workers' rights something unheard of from gulf nations qatar will become the first to pave migrant workers and minimum wage and support a glimpse at how professional tennis may look in the future has a story. series army as well as militia from iraq have encircled and entered the control town of. it's located on syria's border with iraq and last urban region in the area this video released by
a pro syrian government media shows fighting in the surrounding area on saturday some avenge of a house more from near turkey's border with syria. according to syrian media as well as hezbollah media sources syrian forces have surrounded the border town of a google the last remaining stronghold by isis fighters according to sources on the ground this is going to be a tough fight because isis fighters have been coming to this place from all sides not just the iraqi side of the border but from syrian town just far away as there is or. is in the daters or province which is also being fought by s.d.f. forces these are the forces of the kurdish predominately who are backed by the united states forces on the eastern bank of the euphrates river the tunnel going through a google is on the western bank and it is now being surrounded by syrian forces some reports say that they have started to enter the city but they expect that isom fighters are going to put up stiff resistance in this area it is worth noting that
would not mean the end of ice and isis still has a number of. villages and other surrounding areas in that there were problems and across the border in the problems in iraq that it still controlled but it would mean that the last stronghold in terms of urban settings small towns and cities and would have lost all of them when it moved as. their national criminal court once libya's running general clique the hof hard to hand over one of his top commanders to face war crime charges. or folly is accused of being responsible for the executions of thirty three people between march and july of this chair and i see prosecutor has asked the u.n. security council to support her demand and send a warning to libyan war criminals that they are not beyond the reach of the law my office has also to see if reports including indicating that mr awad fairly. remains a commando. brigade and may have been involved in further killings i am
investigating these reports mr president your excellences let me stress that irrespective of any reported the mastic investigation that may be underway libya remains under a legal obligation arising from. seventy to immediately arrest and surrender mr filey to the i.c.c. . he must be transferred to the court to stand trial a former afghan warlord has held a large political gathering in kabul six months after paying work after turning out as from exile. a controversial figure who was able to return to public life in exchange for a promise to renounce violence and support the government jennifer glass reports from kabul. the religious spider remake himself as a politician who was one of afghanistan's most notorious warlords but last year he
signed an amnesty deal with the government and in may return from exile and triumphantly paraded through kabul. it's taken six months for the first public gathering his political party has been islami it filled the largest speaking hall in the country. i never in my dreams thought we could have this event or that it would be so big participants took an oath in arabic passed to and dari pledging everlasting allegiance to his business. now to our emphasise the importance of elections saying the democratic process is the only way to build a strong central government and he wants his b.s. lonnie to play a big part in fanciers as only a strong government can bring security and stability to afghanistan but it's unclear whether a big turnout here will mean more votes or limiter elections next year presidential voters in two thousand and nineteen in the meantime hekmatyar says he's meeting taliban members who could help end the fighting we're going to put i want to get this. done there are those in the taliban who are top of war want peace they were
forced to enter the war is possible to convince these groups and we could focus on these people he says negotiations are the only solution and afghanistan must take the lead and. neither the taliban nor the americans can win this war is not winnable both sides have tested the strength nato has used maximum power here but couldn't win. for afghan president ashraf ghani bringing his matie are in from the cold is a risk he's a divisive figure still mistrusted even hated by many afghans but ghani hopes his amnesty and return can serve as an example to the taliban and other opposition groups that if they lay down their arms they too could have a place in politics jennifer glass al jazeera kabul. a palestinian police force says has resumed security ties with israel in the occupied west bank palestinian president mahmoud abbas and coronation with israel in july demanding it remove metal detectors outside the box
a mosque compound and the all city of jerusalem that had led to days of clashes between israeli security forces and muslim worshippers. talking about the police it wasn't getting because we were walking and we still walking by the way through an office in the district of the nation office this is according to all agreements we have so ninety five if not more of the activities of the police where working we're going the only thing we stop that we don't meet them at the field on the white other things they were they were going to this had nothing to do with other security forces i'm talking about police palestinian police we don't work with politics we want to put people. spain's constitutional court has officially and all the cattle on parliaments and dependents declaration the ruling was issued as pro independence protesters once again ticked at the straits bringing parts of catalonia to a standstill parts that was. blocking
roads and other transport links in barcelona and across catalonia students activists and union members came out in defiance of the spanish government. madrid has taken control of the regional administration and dependent supporters want to show they controlled the streets. north of boss alone in the city of jerome the heart some say of catalan nationalism large numbers took to the railways disrupting spain's much prized of a high speed network later there were efforts to shut catalonia is borders with the rest of the country. outside the regional government building in barcelona the crowd chanted liberty or freedom once the rallying cry for independence now
a show of support for what is being called political prisoners opposed to president please do more in exile in belgium and please former ministers and civil society leaders in jail in madrid. we are here for them our government is in prison so we need to help them and we need to the non-circular as bunny's government actions because they are doing what. they should does this crowd is a sign that at least at the grass roots the independence movement is catalonia is alive and well but politically it is sorely weakened much of its leadership behind and facing an election in december that probably dependent parties are far from certain of winning spain's constitutional court on wednesday an old. the october twenty seventh declaration of independence this is a movement divided over the war to do next whether to do it together as a coalition we can't you know my money goes back to back shows that. we have had
their ups and but we haven't gone this far to leave as if nothing has happened. but out of the focus is on freeing the independence leaders but reach price for their freedom they will be the movement's silence i don't know how al jazeera bustling. police have seized twelve tons of cocaine from colombia's main drug gang it is the largest haul ever and they south american nations long running fight against drug trafficking cocaine had as an estimated value of three hundred sixty million dollars it was found stored underground near the border with panama. as well as constitutional assembly has passed a law clamping down on media freedom and allows prison sentences of up to twenty years for anyone who incites hate or violence thirty radio or social media president nicolas maduro and his allies frequently accuse the opposition of promoting hate under the new law the state can also order media outlets to
broadcast messages it says promote peace. zimbabwe's former vice president emerson got. says he crossed the border to south africa two days after being fired by robert mugabe the president now says he can also sack others he deems disloyal habermann toss has been following events on the ground this president robert mugabe wanted to send a clear message to anyone planning to remove him from power for now one faction in the rulings on the party led by the first lady grace is in charge on monday zimbabwe's leader fired his vice president. for being disloyal the ninety three year old his managua had a missions to become president. while. these .
were. the words. when i got a guy who is a war veteran hasn't been seen in public since he was sacked on wednesday he released a statement saying he's out of the country and that he will return soon to lead zimbabweans. zanu p.f. supporters at the solidarity really insist the world's oldest elected leader will die in office the focus for now is who replace when they got some people. say they want. the party. the country's first lady. to get. maintains a tight grip on power but some analysts warn recent political developments over the question of succession could cause more divisions in the ruling party. weakens the pact because the. years happened you will
definitely. well we. people were. people that we know for certain. within the party in a statement when he and his family had been threatened and he accused president mugabe of destroying by making it his own personal property. al-jazeera. still ahead on al-jazeera. the trauma behind the smiling faces many of these for hundred children are receiving psychological counseling to deal with the exodus from me and mark plus and the basketball court to the law court the first arrests made in the u.s. college sports scandal. and sport also formula one world champion lewis hamilton had some explaining to do out of the brazilian grand prix.
from flowing on in the wind. to an enchanting breeze. however we've got more of a pleasant sunshine across a good positive southern china a little bit of cloud on dry and that still continues to drive its way into coastal fringes of vietnam pushing up towards the southwest of china in the sweater weather while that will spread up towards shanghai as we go through friday well heavy downpours coming into shanghai should stay last fine and dry for much of friday twenty three sales just i with all of the weather that for hong kong had around twenty nine degrees. over the next day i'll say but some very wet weather coming in here little clutch the storms are rolling towards central and northern parts of the philippines and that will produce some very heavy downpours has to go on through
the next day also whether it's a coming in across a good pos of southern vietnam easing i was towards the gulf a ton of then that alone make its way a little further west which as we go through the next day i really heavy downpours there for the philippines as we go along through the course of friday the next at twenty nine that fall manila in the cloud and the right in the cloud of. this way into the goal into the out of the say pushing of which will southern parts of india yet again. and it'll dry though for chennai it's go through the next couple of days so a fair amount of cloud around here on thursday but by friday it should be bright and sunny. the weather sponsored by cattle and raise.
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you're watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories right now the u.n. has warned the saudi like coalition it will cause the world's worst famine in decades unless it lifts a blockade on fuel and food prices have skyrocketed since saudi arabia stopped imports this president. third stop a twelve day asia tour is expected to as china to put more pressure on north korea over its nuclear weapons program. the international development secretary pretty tell has resigned after it was revealed she failed to disclose meetings with israeli officials while on holiday tells her actions have fallen below the high standards expected of her. on our top story now they war in yemen the gulf nations at the center of tensions between saudi arabia and iran and iranian president hassan rouhani is warning the saudis they will achieve nothing by threatening tehran riyadh is calling on the u.n. to act after aronian backed with the rebels in yemen allegedly fired
a missile at the saudi capital and it's not just yemen and the middle but also levanon says the lebanon based group hezbollah which is also backed by iran has committed acts of aggression against it but iran is also accusing saudi of meddling in other nations' affairs it says saudi forced the. prime minister hariri who ran a coalition government with has. never seen in history so far a situation whereby a country interfered with the affairs of another country like this bringing on his soil a leader from another country and keeping him of course we do not know whether he has stayed willingly or whether they kept him against his will but they forced him to resign and told him what to say this action is on presented in the history of our region. the people of lebanon. to reports from they were. posters are springing up with messages of support for sidle happy and has been for
days since he announced his sudden resignation from the saudi capital this neighborhood in the lebanese capital beirut is one of heidi the strongholds. returns to the country. we hope the government functions again because people put off their plans like buying a car on a flat no one knows what tomorrow will bring. regardless of whether they support or oppose hetty's decision to step down people here are worried the resignation is linked to the saudi iranian rivalry in the region's past attempts to weaken iran's lebanese ally hezbollah has led to violence. and i have. heard the news of the resignation it was just like when his father was killed there was a political earthquake they fear there could be an attack he wanted to return. already people are complaining that the pace of the economy has slowed down in a country already struggling with financial problems. but the resignation is linked
to regional developments but it's affecting us from the first day our business suffered we need a new solution to save the. saudi arabia has made it clear it intends to confront iran and it seems it will start in lebanon. no one knows. saudi arabia will do next there will be a war but they can't for example the tens of thousands of lebanese working in the gulf. saudi arabia no longer considers hezbollah as its only enemy but all those who don't go away and take action against the group. resignation was a saudi move against has the last brought down a government riyadh considered too close to iran and now saudi arabia wants lebanese leaders to sideline and curb hezbollah's powers but that is easier said than done hezbollah is a powerful political party with an armed wing stronger than the national army
lebanon has seen turbulent years political crises wars late last year there was a rare deal between saudi arabia and iran to leave lebanon at the sidelines of their power struggle that deal is now a thing of the past and tangling lebanon's future with a deepening regional crisis center. beirut. has rejected criticism by the united nations over its handling of the refugee crisis and security council issued a unanimous statement earlier this week expressing grave concern over human rights violations this is a new world food programme survey shows malnutrition rates are increasing at an alarming rate. show that one in four children are suffering from severe hunger that is providing nutritional support to women and young children. level of malnutrition severe acute malnutrition amongst children young children for which they can risk dying has actually doubled from
a similar survey that was carried out some months ago but the situation in the camps and settlements is very very difficult and while many of the hundreds of thousands of children traumatized their attention children and bangladesh are getting much needed psychological therapy and starr has more. this is what childhood should look like. these younger hymns refugees a plane and a unicef manage play center at a refugee camp in bangladesh is designed to entertain the hundreds of thousands of traumatized were hendra children from long days stuck in bleak and difficult conditions but imagine that our shed is so tiny and hot i can't play there it's nice and cold here in the center and they give me biscuits and other food i can play here rather than being outside where it's so hot and sunny. apart from being bored and cramped medis children also receiving counseling from trained therapist
they were forced to flee their homes by a military campaign that un has described as ethnic cleansing many have seen firsthand human rights abuses being carried out he said that the irish pristine their soul by talking and drawing the i'm not getting the support from anywhere else and i try to heal them by talking about drawing these united nations children foundation is working with other partners to create an environment where children feel safe there are four hundred thousand children in the room. months now and most of this children's when the fled their homeland and came here they came in a very mentally and physically shattered condition. learning how to cope with trauma and to. age and be reminded were childhood should be like a hoax to. try siegert is senior to rector of the civil and political rights an
advocacy at american jewish world service she joins us live from new york and we appreciate your time so much. what can be done about this beyond the public admonishments and condemnation then we have been hearing that seem really not to be doing much so far. yes for sure there there are things that can be done i mean first and foremost the violence and the insecurity both in burma will definitely in burma needs to stop and there are things that the international can community can do including the u.s. government and we see that there's four things that they can do immediately they can put pressure on the bernese government first of all by placing sanctions on the boonies military who have been the ones that are really been instigating this violence against the or hinge of this this ethnic minority that fled over to into bangladesh they can also start putting sanctions on the businesses owned by the
burmese military so they will start doing business with others. the international community can also help to protect the right of the reinjured to return return back home to burma where they can enjoy their rights as citizens and then also to really make sure that the aid is getting through and there's enough money to support the humanitarian aid not only in bangladesh where there's such a huge humanitarian crisis you know more than six hundred thousand people have fled there over the last two months alone but also back in burma as well where there is incredible starvation that's going on in the west of where. you are still living but often starving and still afraid to come out from their homes to get soon so there's a lot of. let me ask you about something as you brought up a lot of good points there really has it there's been
a lot of calm condemnation there hasn't been a lot of call for sanctions why why do you think that is is it in an unwillingness to take that step why do you think that is. i think there are a number of people who are now calling for sanctions and i think as the crisis has increased over the last two years the incredible so the two months the loss and the incredible severity of it means that more and more people are talking about the importance of sanctions and how that can be a key tool in really starting to stem the violence in the insecurity that we're seeing so you know we're hoping actually that we see very soon some legislation going through the u.s. government the burma human rights and freedom act of two thousand and seventeen that will actually we hope will call for some of these sanctions is the the idea that that they were just should be able to return home what what will there be for them to return home to what what needs to be different for them to even feel safe
going home yes there's a number of things that certainly need to happen i mean certainly one of the key things that's really important is to make sure that their full citizenship rights are respected so that they can actually access all their other rights to education to housing once they return home and of course there is there is just your basic humanitarian supplies that will help them to rebuild their lives and their communities and their houses once they return. secure thank you very much appreciate it the un's labor organization has closed that investigation into the treatment of migrant workers in qatar that's after doha said it would introduce a minimum wage and allow its labor practices to be monitored it's now expected qatar will sign an agreement with the u.n. protecting laborers the first gulf country to do so from geneva jamaal shelve
reports. and on market day for workers' rights at the international labor organization in geneva on wednesday the united nations body roll can do what it described as major progress by qatar in hunting its labor laws there had been under investigation accused of failing in its responsibilities towards migrant workers however now that i have low ses that qatar has engaged positively with its inspectors and officials i think it's fair to describe today's events as a landmark of all because we have the rifle to point today we've done two things we've closed a complaint that was open against the state of qatar in respect of international labor conventions it's ratified it's finished and we've moved on to a new process of cooperation on the new laws set up by the qatari government a minimum wage will now be introduced something previously unheard of among gulf countries it will now be illegal for employers to prevents workers from leaving the
country in strict penalties will be imposed on those who are trying confiscates workers passports or withhold their salaries well you know the southern. part of the nation of qatar looks to be a role model that can be counted on to follow international law and to protect workers' rights through our ongoing go to improve the quality of life for all workers there are close to two million workers currently in qatar many work on the massive infrastructure projects currently being built as the country continues to develop at a rapid pace despite the positive steps taken by the governments in the past few years rights groups still have concerns at least two workers lost their lives at building sites in the past year and i thought that it is being urged to make sure that such fertile it sees never happen again. with top scheduled to host the twenty twenty two world cup the spotlight has been firmly placed on it when it comes to workers' rights there is a feeling among the thirty officials however that doha has been unfairly scrutinized with its all attention being given to countries like saudi arabia and
united arab emirates where according to workers' rights groups conditions there are much worse now that qatar has been praised and its efforts have been endorsed by the low the onus is on other countries in the region to follow in its lead. proc obama returned to his hometown chicago on wednesday for a civic obligation jury duty. two term u.s. president was assigned to a case that wasn't so he was dismissed in just a couple of hours is actually not they first former president to be called to serve george w. bush and bill clinton have both reported for duty in the past and they weren't picked for actual juries either. for the first time prosecutors in the u.s. are arresting and indicting people associated with the huge college men's basketball scandal it's all part of a wide ranging investigation involving some of the biggest shoe brands in the world millions of dollars and the college system where the players aren't paid obviously
as gabriel is on have reports from new york. christian doctrines the former sports agent walking out of federal court in manhattan prosecutors say dockings ran a scheme that exploited teenage college athletes in the name of profit he was one of more than eight people charged as part of a web of corruption in u.s. college basketball that also involved coaches sportswear executives and financial advisors less carpenter a sports writer for the guardian says it all starts with an adidas vying for sponsorship deals this is the great on veiling of what we've always known about college basketball it's a very complicated system of payments was shoe companies at the heart of it that essentially are buying off coaches and universities with huge sponsorship deals that are several million dollars those sponsorship deals are critical in top players to colleges the shoe companies essentially locking up those players to
where their shoes and thus rake in the profits should they go professional but the big money involves more than just sneakers. basketball especially the famous march madness competition brings the national collegiate athletic association or n.c.a.a. about one billion dollars a year for television rights ticket sales corporate sponsorship and advertising and for the most successful college teams that means huge profits the university of louisville the top earners made a profit of twenty four point two million dollars last year the top ten coaches meanwhile make salaries of between two and seven million dollars a year but it's a different story for the players who no matter which college team they play for are paid nothing jim gatto a former executive editor this has been charged with trying to arrange a one hundred thousand dollars payment to the family of a heavily recruited high school star rick pitino the former scandal plagued coach
at the university of louisville was the highest paid coach in america but even though he hasn't been charged he was ousted by day after the criminal complaints came down his methods of recruiting dealings with shoe companies were under suspicion for years in a world of college basketball where what was once considered unethical behavior is now seen as potentially criminal gabriels on doak which is eda new york ride sharing company cooper has a train that involves a future with flying taxis and struck a deal with the u.s. space agency nasa and five aerospace manufacturers to develop over air mass will develop the software to provide an aerial person at the popular ride hailing service ever says the flying taxis will travel at more than three hundred kilometers per hour and eventually that's only cars no more than a car ride. i think the big benefits are going to be that you're going to be able to move around much much more fat and much much more quickly and get time back so
the thing i dread the most about transportation in cities is just you know it for all people is just the kind of waiting just sitting in traffic and congestion and wasting your life and so ride sharing helps out because you can be in the back seat on your laptop or something but it's better to be where you actually want to be. still add on al-jazeera and support the area and football are determined not to go off the rails.
gen a.t.p. finals in italy it's an event for the world's best under twenty one male players and features a number of new rules sets are best of five with a tie break played at three three there are no what about a points with the deuce effectively becoming sudden death the shot clock ensures there are no more than twenty five seconds between points and computers have replaced line judges the match umpire is the only human on court official and the crowd is free to come and go as it pleases the traditional courtesy of sitting quietly until a changeover takes place doesn't apply earlier we spoke to jon wertheim of sports illustrated he says the changes could have a positive impact on the game. there's a big difference between an ember a bit of a log with young players and a big grand slam tournaments i think some of these changes make a lot of sense frankly if you have the technology to get the line calls correct why
wouldn't you use that even if that might come at the expense of a human pyres i like the idea of keeping the pace of play moving it having a shot clock i think that makes a lot of sense i think some of the other some of the other changes that we're going to see are going to go over less well but but again i think the message here which is that tennis is willing to innovate and explore and some of these again some of these will be ludicrous missteps that we're going to be lapping up others are going to be successful i think the culture i think the message being said here is really a strong one and a positive one really crap from the one world champion lewis hamilton says being linked to tax avoidance in the paradise papers what effect his job hamilton is in sao paolo for the brazilian grand prix he was one of the people named in the papers which showed he avoided paying more than four million dollars in taxes for a private jet as lawyers say registering a jets in the tax haven of the isle of man is legal. so the focus on trying to win
this race this is we can still have to resist to go to really have anything to add to the whole scenario that's happening that doesn't distract me from my core values and and also one of you to do which is. trying when this visiting room three the second time in my life and ten years. the philadelphia phillies have described roy halladay as one of the most respected man ever to play baseball holliday died in a plane crash on tuesday age forty eight time all-star for the phillies and toronto blue jays he was among the finest pitchers of his generation he was one of only six players in baseball history to win the sa young award for pitching in both the american and national leagues before his retirement in two thousand and thirteen holliday who was a keen amateur pilot died when his private plane crashed into the gulf of mexico off the coast of florida he was the only person on board. really giving. such. a weight to perceive and
then to look at baseball and to try to improve and be the best at what i do. he was he was a man of few words but he just sat back and you just watched him and you watch what he did you know his work actually was. second to none. europe a shoot out for places and next year's world cup begins on thursday for european places that the finals and russia are still up for grabs the playoffs begin with northern ireland's tie against switzerland croatia's encounter with greece teams play each other home and away with the winners progressing into the finals northern ireland are aiming for their first world cup since one thousand nine hundred six. players have gone through a lot. you know the one thing i will say them is that you know not not not to fear the situation to embrace the situation. and make sure that whatever
happens you know when you look back you know we don't have any regrets regardless of you know if it goes our way or not she said in a. rather we've taken the direct route to russia and qualified top of our group it's a strange feeling to have twenty seven points from our ten games and find ourselves in the playoffs of course we would disappointed but that's the rules that's football we knew that exactly before and now we know what to do to qualify for the world cup the west ham boss david moyes admits he has a lot of work to do to convince his critics and pull his team out of danger the former sunderland and man united manager has replaced slavin billet she was sacked on monday the club is currently in the drop zone the fifty four year old says he has a point to prove at west ham after failing in three consecutive jobs since leaving everton in two thousand and thirteen and has been out of work since may. you know
something i did a point to prove yes. i think of go i think maybe i have to do that and sure. sometimes you have to appear piercings and maybe i've got a little bit to the people i want to get back i want to win i want to get back to show exactly what i'm about. and west thomas thinks is going to cause any to do that. now some footballers can be criticised for going off the rails not a charge that can be levelled at this player here's a barnabus saw entering the action for a fourth tier league game and hungry he's done this before which makes playing his teammate seemingly being rather unimpressed. and that's all you sport for now more later. players from more than thirty countries are competing in an international competition for one of the world's most popular board games the minimal or has more from nairobi where worth power separates the winners from the losers. a six am
run willing to garrus preparing mentally and physically. to defend his title at the twelfth world championship of scrabble the world game is serious business for the two hundred fifty players competing in nairobi it's played in twenty nine languages but players here are competing to make the best english words they can seven letters at a time gary is from nigeria he won the last competition held in australia with four hundred forty nine points he's been playing competitively for fifteen years and is the first african to win the championship scrabbling through private talks to human development ducks it brings new way we receive from little rock to enjoy which is why after dinner put myself to. a current in the community is to see how we can become more and more prominent as a sport there's no talking and hardly any spectators as players work on each
tactical move scrabble mosse to say that at the end of a close game these are the tiles you don't want to be left with they often can't be played and could cost you the game. the eighty year old board game is cheap and sold worldwide the bass players say it's about problem solving and quick thinking you have to have a really expensive one well i don't suppose your goals of to be strategic in your thinking if you play carelessly you'll give your open end a button if it does call one of them or if you play our own one you lose five marks to obama's kenyan hurried patel says he's been playing since he was five years old he's competing for a place at the youth world championship in malaysia later this month it's just my hobby like playing with words improving in studies are giving it a high number of position in class so scrabble is just all about study players from
ten african countries are competing this year along with competitors from the united states straight the united kingdom and bahrain the two players with the most points off to thirty two games will play the final round on sunday the first time on african soil and for whoever is crowned the winner that word is worth at least nine points from al-jazeera nairobi hand that is all from a richelle carey for this news our thanks for joining me to keep it here though my colleague elizabeth promise up with more news on the other side of the right. travel often. by trying to use local forests private. blocks of. land. valleys and skylights.
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